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The District Governing Board of the Arizona Western College District is made up of five people elected to represent Yuma and La Paz Counties.  Current members of the board and their terms are - -

Yuma District #3 - Dennis Booth was successful in his bid for election to continue representing Yuma District #3. Booth was appointed to the board in August 2011 filling the vacancy created by retiring board member Dr. Marjorie Barcomb. The District #3 position was on the ballot in the November 2012 General Election for a 2 year term to run through December 2014 when the position will be on the ballot for a six year term.

Yuma District #4 - Olivia Zepeda was successful in her election bid to represent District #4. Zepeda was appointed to the board March 5, 2012 to represent district #5, filling a vacancy created by retiring board member Steve Shadle. After the adoption of the redistricting map,  Zepeda's residence was located in District #4. Zepeda is currently serving a six year term having taken office January 2013.

Yuma District #5 - Maria Chavoya was successful in her write-in candidacy to represent District 5. Chavoya was elected to serve a six year term having taken office January 2013.

La Paz District #2 - Melissa Wright was successful in her election bid to represent La Paz District #2. Wright was elected to serve a six year term. She took office January 2013.

La Paz District #1 - Richard Lamb was the sole candidate to fill the vacancy created by JoAnne Ehasz June 2014 resignation. Mr. Lamb was sworn into office on October 7, 2014 by County Superintendent Janice Shelton.

April 2011 Newsletter - The History of Community Colleges, and AWC History

May 2011 Newsletter - Taxation and Community College Funding Sources

June 2011 Newsletter- Affordability, How Much Does Undergrad Education Cost?, Calculating Financial Aid

(no July edition)

August 2011 Newsletter - AWC Property & Structures, Bonds, Building Highlights & Growth

September 2011 Newsletter - Educational Outcomes, Quality, Accreditation and the DGB Role

October 2011 Newsletter -  Developmental Education

November 2011 Newsletter - Job Related Education, Arizona's Economy and Employment

December 2011 Newsletter - Transfer Education 

January 2012 Newsletter - Student Life and Development

February 2012 Newsletter - Student Retention

March 2012 Newsletter-
Copyright & Trademarks

April 2012 Newsletter-
Financial Management

May 2012 Newsletter-
Policy Issues & Stewardship

June 2012 Newsletter-
Board Member Advocacy Role

(no July edition)

August 2012 Newsletter-
Personnel Policies

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